Exchange 2010 backup - backing up the database twice
Posted on 2014-01-21
I have a 2010 exchange server that is currently being backed up to tape each night using Backup Exec.
This is being phased out and we are going to be backing up to an offsite location. The agent is installed on the server and test jobs have been run. However the databases are quite big and we are having trouble getting consistent backups offsite even after seeding the backups.
While we continue to test this we want to make sure we have a good backup. If I backup Exchange at 10pm using backup exec it will truncate the logs as usual.
If I then test the offsite backup by backing it up a second time that night it will also truncate the logs. Will this cause issues if I have a failure and need to restore from tape?
If this goes on for several days will I have a bunch of useless backups on my hands?
Thanks for any info